Unite! – A university of the future
Imagine university studies where you are affiliated to, not one, but up to seven top technical universities in Europe during your study period. Imagine that moving among these universities is a seamless process where administrative procedures, student support structure and a virtual campus experience are offered jointly. Imagine teaching methods on the forefront and that learning at least one new European language and getting deeper insight into different European cultures are part of the curriculum.
Or imagine, as a PhD student, that you on top of the above, have access to research facilities, and innovation and entrepreneurship structures in some of the most innovative regions in Europe.
The European Universities vision
This is a vision that will come true through Unite! and the European Universities Initiative. European Universities are transnational alliances promoting European values, and working to revolutionise the quality and competitiveness of European higher education. Through the initiative, the European Commission is making a key contribution to building the universities of the future.
Unite! – University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering – is one of these alliances, consisting of
- Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
- Aalto University (Finland)
- Grenoble INP graduate school of engineering and management, University Grenoble Alpes (France)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
- Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) (Spain)
- Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
The aim is to set a new model for a European university through joint educational programmes, virtual and physical mobility, innovative pedagogic methods, a shared research platform, shared support services and harmonized governance models.
Unite! has also been granted additional funding in July 2020 through EU Horizon 2020. In this project Unite! will develop, in synergy with its educational dimension, an integrated, shared and long-term research and innovation (R&I) strategy.
Engaging students and staff
Unite! is currently in a pilot phase. A number of activities have been defined, aimed at building a foundation to this future university alliance. Building Unite! is a case of long term commitment, but activities for students and staff are continuously developed and made available.
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